“Of Here From There” Virtual Art Experience
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Online at New Art City | NewArt.City
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Ana Teresa Fernandez, Creativity Explored, and Gray Area present Of Here From There | De Aqui Desde Alla, the first large-scale project featuring CE artists with developmental disabilities.
A virtual walkthrough and workshop with Fernandez, live performances, and archival elements from its opening event bring the visitor into an immersive digital world. The virtual installation immerses visitors with fantastical, large-scale sculptures with time-lapse videos showing the process of mark-making by over 50 CE artists. Sculptural surfaces provide an original format for the undulating brush strokes, depicting a series of original artworks created in real-time.
Opening Reception & Tour | Thursday, May 6, 2021
Explore the installation together on New Art City from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Tour and discussion with artist Ana Teresa Fernandez on Zoom starting at 6:00 pm – Free registration required.
About the project
The videos capture the artists’ drawing processes, from Jose Nunez’s dense repeating bird figures to the growing labyrinths of lines of Roland Record. These images multiply and spread quickly over the white surfaces of the giant flowers, a massive cloud, starfish with cowboy boots, and a flock of eyeballs designed by CE artists in the installation.
In 2019, Fernandez facilitated more than 15 art-making workshops at CE, initially exploring ideas of movement, migration, home, and place. But Fernandez’s vision evolved as she became increasingly interested in the artists’ very personal visual vocabularies and intricate mark-making, documenting every step of the artists’ artmaking process.
The inaugural installation first opened on March 6, 2020 at San Francisco Art Institute. That following week, San Francisco went into lockdown, halting the installation abruptly and preventing most of the public from experiencing the live event. More than a year later, the installation has once again evolved and is now reimagined into an immersive online experience.